IT’S been utter chaos but great fun at Aunty Jen Productions as the team gear up for another performance of Alice in Wonderland.
The Studley community theatre group of professional actors, backed by a host of volunteers, have been busy running a children’s summer school and today, Friday, the youngsters will all be making an appearance in a special version of Alice for friends and family.
“They’ve been acting, singing and learning stage combat and then we had the slightly mad idea of incorporating them into the Friday show, and it’s really going to be great,” said director Jen Stone.
“It’s got them away from screens and they’ve been having great fun.”
With two main performances under their belts already there are three more left on Saturday, August 28, Sunday, August 29, and Bank Holiday Monday, August 30 at Studley Sports and Social Club, complete with bar and barbecue.
“It’s been a real community effort – the costumes made by our volunteers are absolutely incredible,” said Jen.
“We also have two new performers in comedian Jim Kelly and local talent Billy Vale and we’ve built in a special number just to showcase his voice.
“I’d also like to thank the Co-op who gave us £150 for snacks and drinks for the children at our theatre school, the Shakespeare Inn which has given us T-shirts for the children, and Asda who have supported us through their community vote. Thank you all!”
Performances start at 6.30pm on the Saturday and Sunday and 3.30pm on the Monday and tickets are a snip at £6 available at https://auntyjenproductions.co.uk/